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Old 10-14-2010, 06:07 PM  
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best snow blower

i want to know what the locals think! i was kicking around the big 30" craftsman pro. any thoughts?
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:21 PM  
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Craftsmen are o.k.

I have a 24 inch, but also a 5 foot plow on my 4 wheeler
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:33 PM  
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ya a plow would be overkill for my driveway and sidewalk as i live in town.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:10 AM  
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You know i would go with Toro i think the Craftsman products have lost some of the famouse quality in recent years. I just looked at some Toro models and i believe they could be the best products avalible. Expensive yes - but i am using the Toro blower that was purchased by my late father in the mid 1980's and it works great. I was looking to replace it only to get out of the 2 stroke and into a a 4 stroke motor.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:24 PM  
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i've heard that nowadays, the toro and craftsman snow blowers are almost identical. even most of the parts swap.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:42 PM  
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Just had to replace my 1975 Bobcat Snow blower last winter. That thing would throw wet snow over the telephone wires! It just started to get too hard to keep running after all those years so I junked it and replaced it with a 1985 model Honda. The Honda works good but it just isn't the old Bobcat. I guess my using antiques doesn't answer your question at all.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:47 PM  
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3 things to look for in a decent snow blower, IMHO of course..

1) 2 stages, single stage ones only work decent with powder. A good 2 stage blower with throw slush and ice leaves and small dogs with little issue.

2) Tracks, much better than tires in most all conditions.

3) Honda
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:50 PM  
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4) Able to eat hockey pucks and that extension cord you can't find.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:19 PM  
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This snowblower is a Chinese knock off, with a 24" blade, and a 8.5 horse engine, that a few of my friends picked up for $499, plus tax. It is from a new company in Chino, Ca. These friends advise it has more power and a better snow adjustment chute that Craftsman's plastic chute.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:26 PM  
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You gonna need chains on dem wheels if you gonna blow snow in NoDak my friend.
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